Top Places to visit in Sydney (central)

Top Places to visit in Sydney (central)

Sydney – one of Australia’s largest cities. Famous for it’s harbour front Sydney Opera House. Here are some of the places explored and visited. Did I miss anything? Let me know.

Essentials:

  • Good walking shoes
  • Portable phone charger
  • Opal Card – for traveling (free and easy to find)
  • For more in depth travel tips

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
– 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000

I am obsessed with lighting – I love it all and there was a treat waiting at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, “Sip my Ocean exhibition” by Pipilotti Rist. Opening with two large screens, connected in the corner, a mirrored video of the sea habitat environment was playing. Bean bags were available whilst absorbing the imagery and accompanied music.

Suspended glass light globes gently glowing. Hypnotising I sat here for a while and immersed myself in the middle, watching the room illuminating gently and sporadically according to the sounds. I knew I couldn’t stay there forever, even though I wanted to, wondering further hanging silver spheres bounced and refracted their projections mixing the sea and space imagery…. you’ll have to check it out, I could go on in detail about the other rooms, but I’ll try keep my articles short.

Darling Harbour
Harbor in the City of Sydney, NSW 2000

Darling Harbour
Harbor in the City of Sydney, NSW 2000

Beautiful to visit both day and night, Darling Harbour. With a variety of waterfront food and drink options, street performers, music, would definitely like to visit again and try a water taxi!

Queen Victoria Building
455 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Late nineteenth-century building designed by the architect George McRae. Stunning historical architecture worth taking a peek.

Carriage Works
245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

Carriage works was on my “to see” list. Holding various art displays, performances and entertainment – I didn’t realise there was also a space for a market! The market fresh food (fruit and veg), flowers a good mixture to cater for all diets.

Spice Alley
Kensington Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

A tucked away treasure, thanks to Danielle Doporto for the recommendation! Full of delicious authentic foods to enjoy while being illuminated by lanterns.

Concrete Jungle
58 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008

Love smoothie bowls? Have you ever tried a blue algae bowl though?! Concrete Jungle’s “blue Majik” – I was reluctant to start, in front of me was a stunningly constructed art piece. The balance of colours, textures, even the bowl choice considered, hesitant to destroy this masterpiece I ensured there was enough photographic evidence before tasting time… wow!! Majik in my mouth. Brilliant, friendly, great atmosphere and vibes. Looking forward to going back again!

The Grounds of Alexandria
7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015

Chinese Garden of Friendship
Pier St, Sydney NSW 2000

Hidden oasis in the city, reasonably priced natural habitat. So peaceful if you’re not used to the busy hustle and bustle of the city life.

Top Travel Tips from Traveling for 26 Years

Before your Trip: Booking

Do it on Tuesday! Searching for flights on Tuesday at midnight save about 6% on their flights – in comparison to 3% higher fares on Fridays at around 3 A.M – is a general rule. Nonetheless, it would depend on your destination, different airlines have different “happy hours”:

Virgin Australia; Happy Hour sale every Thursday from 4pm until 11pm.
Jetstar: Friday Fare Frenzy, every Friday evening at 4pm and until 8pm
Tigerair: Tuesdays from 12pm on Tuesday until 12pm. Wednesday, and Saturday Flight Fever from 12pm until 4pm

Search in private browsing mode

Cookies are saved onto your devices so if you don’t book first time, next time you come back they’ll be more expensive…

  • Flight Deals
  • SkyScanner
  • Kayak
  • Concorde
    Use them to find the best deals – look at the reviews of the agency or website it redirects you to book through, make sure it’s legit.

Research

  • Do you require a visa to enter?
  • What will the weather be like? (So you know what clothing to pack)
  • Are there any attractions you’d love to see?
  • Learn – a bit of the language, a simple yes please or no thank you can really help!

Packing

  • Make a list of what you need to bring. (Eg. Portable charger, adapter… noise cancelling headphones save my life)
  • Pack Light
  • Roll your clothes – Need More space? You’ve have heaps more space and your clothes shouldn’t get creased or lines either.
  • Put your toiletries in separate cases – I usually carry my toiletries in a separate bag making them easier to locate as well as not accidently spill over clothes!
  • Keep a spare laundry bag for your used clothing

Tech

Great Apps:

  • Google Translate
  • https://www.itranslate.com
    – Able to translate over 100 languages visually and verbally.
  • Google Maps – If you’re limited to wifi, I would suggest to download an area, so you can use offline maps while you travel

…but remember to make sure you put the phone down and enjoy… 😉